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Online Learning Self-Assessment

Take an interactive self-assessment to find out if you are a good candidate for Online Learning courses.

Answer the questions below by clicking the check box next to the answer option. When you have answered all of the questions, click Submit at the bottom of the page to receive feedback on your self-assessment.

1. Why are you taking this Online Learning course?
I need it for a degree, job promotion, or other important reason.
I thought it would be a nice change, though I could take the class on campus.
I just wanted to try an Online Learning class.

2. Which of the following best describes how you work?
I often get things done ahead of schedule.
I put things off until the last minute.
I need occasional reminders to get things done on schedule.

3. Classroom discussion is
sometimes helpful to me.
always helpful to me.
rarely helpful to me.
 
4. When an instructor hands out an assignment, I usually
figure out the instructions myself.
like to have the instructions explained to me.
follow the directions, then ask for help as needed.

5. Do you need to have your instructor remind you of due dates for assignments or exams?
Frequently
Sometimes
Rarely

6. Which of the following statements best describes how you learn?
I enjoy learning on my own, and learn well by reviewing course material independently.
I can learn on my own, but I do like having the instructor lecture about course material.
I learn best when the instructor tells me what to focus on and clarifies the course material in lectures.

7. Which of the following best describes your reading ability?
I need someone to explain articles and textbook readings.
Sometimes I miss the main point of articles or textbook readings.
I understand articles and textbook readings without help.

8. Which of the following best describes your writing ability?
I can adequately express my thoughts in writing.
I feel comfortable expressing my thoughts in writing.
I have difficulty expressing my thoughts in writing.

9. Which of the following best describes your time management skills?
Very good. I create schedules, and stick to them.
Good. I usually get things done on time.
I'll answer this question later!

10. Consider your professional and personal schedule.
How many hours, at anytime of the day or night, do you have for your Online Learning course each week?
About 15 hours each week
About 10 hours each week
About 5 hours each week

11. Which of the following best describes your Internet access?
Reliable and convenient
Unreliable and/or limited
I do not have access to the Internet.

12. Which of the following best describes your experience using a computer?
I have used a computer extensively.
I have used a computer occasionally.
I have not used a computer.

13. Which of the following best describes your experience with e-mail?
I have used e-mail extensively.
I have used e-mail occasionally.
I have not used e-mail.

14. Which of the following best describes your experience with browsing the Internet?
I have browsed the Internet extensively.
I have browsed the Internet occasionally.
I have not browsed the Internet.